25-year-old Passes as High Schooler to Relive Basketball Glory Days

25-year-old Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley decided one day that he wanted to go back to high school and relive his glory days as a basketball player. So he enrolled at Hillcrest High School in Dallas, Texas as Rashun Richardson after learning the school was accepting Hurricane Harvey victims. Gilstrap-Portley […]

Cops Called On Yale Student As She Rested?..#NappingWhileBlack

Over the past week, we at The Root have added hashtags to various incidents of racial bias that have crossed our radars. There was #MovingInWhileBlack, #BlackWhileAirBnBing and #CouponingWhileBlack. #DiningWhileBlack, frankly, has too many examples for us to enumerate, and just today, we ran a story about a couple being denied a money order—with cash in hand—while […]